Friday, July 1, 2011

On the Edge of Our Seats

"Read one more!" My daughters pleaded.

Chapters in in the life of Betsy Ross are unfolding in our home. Quakers. Samplers. John Ross. The woven tapestry of Betsy Ross: Designer of Our Flag is just one book in the well-known Childhood of Famous Americans series. Author Ann Weil transports readers to the streets of pre-Revolutionary Philadelphia where Betsy enters the High Street Fair. A Quaker, the path to the fair was less than smooth, riddled with decisions, questions, and reflection. And we are in the midst, wrestling with Betsy's thoughts and then...well, I just can't say. It would ruin the story.

What will become of John Ross? When will Betsy sew the flag? We must keep reading to find out.

If you find yourself on the edge of your seat wondering what happens next, check out these additional resources about Betsy Ross.

F is for Flag by Wendy Lewison
The Fourth of July Story by Alice Dalgaliesh
A is for America by Devin Scillian
Stars and Stripes: The Story of the American Flag by Sarah L Thomson


  • Philadelphia on a map. In which state is Philadelphia located? How much distance is between Philadelphia and the city in which you live?